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Legal briefs: Welsh language campaigners go to court over planning guidelines

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 4 August-10 August, 2018.

Welsh language campaigners go to court over planning guidelines

Welsh language campaign group Cymdeithas yr Iaith has launched a legal challenge to government guidelines which, it claims, prevents councillors from considering the impact of some planning applications on the language.

South Wales Argus

Hertfordshire sees off Harpenden school challenge

A High Court judge has refused to quash the grant of conditional planning permission by Hertfordshire County Council to itself for the construction of a new secondary school at Harpenden despite allowing a challenge that a screening opinion was incomplete.

Local Government Lawyer

Judicial review for Heathrow Airport expansion

Five local authorities, the Mayor of London and Greenpeace have formally launched judicial review proceedings in the High Court over the proposed expansion of Heathrow Airport.

Local Government Lawyer

Contract blunder blights Belfast road scheme

Proposals for a key major road improvement scheme at York Street in Belfast face further delay after the High Court ruled that there were errors in the process for appointing a contractor.

BBC News

Derry planning permission quashed after Lidl challenge

Plans for a retail superstore, medical centre and a restaurant for a former factory site in Derry have been quashed after a legal challenge from the supermarket chain Lidl and are now being reconsidered by the planning authority.

BBC News